OMT Graduate Travel Report – Rachel Wheatley, DPhil. Plant Sciences
I used the travel grant to support my attendance at the European Nitrogen Fixation Conference in Stockholm (enfc2018.org).
I was selected to give a presentation in the satellite meeting, “Methods in Microbiome Studies”, where I gave a 20 minute talk on Insertion Sequencing Methodology and the different applications I have used it for throughout my DPhil. This was extremely useful, and I received a number of interesting questions and comments that I will take forwards into how I write the papers and finish my thesis. It was also very useful to hear the other talks presented throughout the day, and network with other scientists in the same field.
In the main conference, I presented a poster (image above, Univ Crest shown!), and again, received lots of interesting questions and comments. There was a great selection of speakers invited to the main conference, and the sessions were very thought-provoking. I really relished the opportunity to meet so many other young scientists in nitrogen fixation, and have been able to share my knowledge about insertion sequencing design with a number of interested groups.
My supervisor (Professor Phil Poole) gave a talk in the main conference, and presented some of the result outcomes from my DPhil, so it was really good to be there and hear the questions and feedback on the project. It was a really inspiring conference to attend and I am very grateful to the OMT travel grant in allowing me to do so.
Published: 18 September 2018
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